Maternal attachment status, psychosocial stressors and problem behaviour: Follow-up after parent training courses for conduct disorder

Christina P. Routh, Jonathan W. Hill, Howard Steele, Colin E. Elliott, M. E. Dewey

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    Abstract

    37 Mothers of children with conduct disorder who had received Parent Management Training (PMT) were interviewed using the Adult Attachment Interview, 13-43 months after treatment. Child behaviour levels at follow-up were strongly associated with the scores at referral in the unresolved attachment group, but not in the resolved group. This was reflected in a statistical interaction between referral behaviour score and resolved/unresolved attachment status in a regression model. This model, which also included a strong independent contribution from a composite psychosocial stress index, explained 66% of the variance in follow-up behaviour scores. The implications of these results for predicting the outcome of PMT are discussed. © 1995.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1179-1198
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
    Volume36
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995

    Keywords

    • Attachment
    • conduct disorder
    • parent training
    • psychosocial Stressors

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